Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens!
Unquestionably stockings are my favorite part of Christmas morning! From the time I was a little girl, I would savor opening my gifts and then realize I still had my stocking to open! BONUS! Our stockings were always stuffed to the gills, in fact, Santa usually packed them so full the stocking couldn’t hang on the mantle, instead it was laid (with care) spilling onto the hearth.
I’ve adopted this same love of stuffing stockings with my own family and thought it was high time I gave you some of my ideas. Teenage boy approved!!
Fun ideas that are great stocking stuffers for teen girls and boys.
I hear people lament all the time how they hate shopping for stocking stuffers? What?? That’s the easiest part of Christmas shopping in my opinion!
Years ago, when my boys were small, my sister-in-law made them some darling felt stockings and since we already had fancy mantle stockings AND since I typically overestimate how many stuffers will fit in a stocking, it worked perfectly to divide our stocking loot between the two.
In the past these stockings have bought us a little time in the morning, but now that they are teenagers and they like to sleep…a LOT; I find myself up early, excitedly waiting for them to wake up. Now I find myself taking pictures of the tree, making Christmas breakfast like these amazing gooey Cinnamon Rolls with candied bacon or my make-ahead Cinnamon Crunch Baked French Toast, checking my list twice, whipping up a delicious Egg Nog latte for my husband and I, getting the Christmas story ready from the Bible…and when I can’t take it any longer and my husband and I go and wake them up.
The best part is you can shop for all of these products on Amazon, in your jammies, on your comfy couch! Whether you are house bound during a big snowstorm or squeezing in some shopping during your lunch break; in no time you will have your stockings stuffed and maybe even a few items for under the tree too!
BEST STOCKING STUFFERS FOR TEENS
I’m jumping right in, from fun, yet practical items to some silly and crazy items, these stuffers are sure to please any stocking opener. It’ll bring the kid back out in your teenager!
Pocket Farkle | Games never get old and dice games are fun for the entire family! We love playing Farkle, easy to learn and portable too, we also have Farkle with Friends, a great way to get the kids and friends involved and get them off electronics!
Crazy Socks | These stocks by Stance are one of my favorite brands, they are made well and really hold up to teen boy wear and tear! We have patriotic, Star Wars, Steph Curry, and tropical to name a few. And they have some pretty cute girls socks too.
Cozy Socks | Our boys love these sherpa lined cozy, lay around the house socks as well as these lower profile slipper socks, I typically give them a pair of Christmassy socks to open on Christmas eve.
Head Phones | My kids go through the basic head phones crazy fast. So I stock up (I typically make them buy their replacements) I buy the standard jack version (fits into a Mac computer headphone port) as well as the newer lightening jack that works with newer iPhones. My kids like both these Bose and PowerBeats head phones as well, they are pricier however, they seem to take a bit better care with them.
Portable Charger | Phone batteries just don’t last and this charger rocks! It can charge two phones at once; lickety split! We have two in our family and we use them often when we travel or are on the mountain skiing. Here is a less expensive one that still has good ratings and even one more even less expensive.
Charging Cords | Same song second verse, these cords seem to disappear or break all of the time. I especially like this jointed one . Gabe had it on his birthday wish list and he loves it!! P.S. I personally have the rose gold one and my boys haven’t stolen it yet!
Thinking Putty by Crazy Aaron | This is the coolest stuff, especially if you have a tactile or sensory sensative kid. Gabe is fairly obsessed with this stuff, and it doesn’t dry out! I love this mini holiday assortment.
Beadeaz Balls | Along the same lines as the above, this is the perfect tactile tool. Just try and resist squishing one!
Pocket iPhone Case | This case is perfect, it protects the phone and has a secure pocket for school ID, driver’s permit & licenses and a little cash.
LipTrip by Mountain and Ocean is the BEST lip treatment. Developed for everything from dry high altitude to the wind of the tropics. This is the only lip balm my kids, actually the whole family will use. We have them everywhere!
Speks Magnetic Balls | These are not for young kids; or anyone who tends to put things in their mouth. All packaging says adults only, but my boys have used these for years, these magnetic shapeable balls are mashable, smashable, rollable, buildable, puzzling, and world famous!
Wide Mouth Water Bottle Paracord Bottle Holder | My kids are always losing or dropping their water bottles, with this simple holder you can strap it right to their backpack.
Bamboo Toothbrushes | I typically stick toothbrushes in my kids stockings and Easter baskets! Practical and yet necessary and I like these eco friendly toothbrushes.
School Spirit Wear | I bought each of my boys a school tie (they have to dress up the day before a swim meet), a school lanyard, school socks; these make great stocking stuffers. All available from our school DECA store, I’m sure you have something similar.
UNO with Customizable Wild Cards | We played this with family over Thanksgiving; ages 16-60 we had a blast with this new twist on the classic! Have you tried Dos? I might have to get this one for our stockings!
U Fidget | I love these fidget toys, all three, Gabe always has something in hands and these satisfy sensory and tactile needs.
I keep my eyes open all the time for little things when I’m in stores like Trader Joe’s or even our grocery store; like edible coal, fun gum, natural mints, all-natural candy canes, like Colorado hand-made Hammond’s candies.
What do you add to your stockings? I’d love to hear what types of things you put in there!
Happy stocking stuffing and a very Merry (and not so stressful) Christmas season to you!